January 13, 1920 - March 27, 2021
Betty Wade Long was born on January 13, 1920 in Port Orchard, Washington to Harry Waterman Long, son of Henry Stephen Long who was a 19th century state senator and to Hazel Wade, a granddaughter of Cornelius Cheetham, a Washington State auditor and a minister of the Christian Church. In 1937 Betty graduated from high school with an emphasis on sewing and child care. After high school, Betty spent her time working in photo shop and assisting with live in child care. During the span of 1942 to 1946, Betty married, worked as a seamstress at I Magnin high fashion store and gave birth to a son. After the divorce, she owned a dress design and tailoring store while attending the University of Puget Sound, transferring to WSU in 1951. Betty graduated from WSU in 1951 with a Bachelor of Science in General Home Economics with majors in Child Development and Family Relationships. From 1953 to 1955 Betty taught home economics at Chelan Jr and Sr. High School. Starting in 1955, Betty taught home economics at South Kitsap High School introducing special courses in tailoring and in child development with laboratory play school with four and five year olds. During her time teaching at South Kitsap, Betty was also earning her Masters in Home Economics Family Life and Home Administration from Oregon State University. In 1958, Betty married Walter Juneau, and together they adopted a nine year old girl and four year old boy in 1963. Later, Betty was an instructor at Olympic College, teaching parent education Careers in Home Economics with observation and cooperative preschools. She started the first preschool in the county. In 1964, Betty and Walter designed a three generation family home and had it built. In the years after, Betty did a lot of volunteer work, was a consultant to the South Kitsap preschool, and organized the South Kitsap Multi Service Center for preschool and teens. She wrote Design for Contemporary Living, a two year course for achieving an AA in Home Economics. In 1967, Betty completed the Montessori workshop, and in 1968 she completed another workshop called Primary Level Children with Learning Disabilities at Central Washington University. Betty became a certified Family Life Educator by the National Council on Family Relations in 1988. Betty enjoyed traveling through Europe in the 1980’s, and England in 1994. During this span of time, Betty also helped organize a doll club and served as president. She utilized her lifetime of experiences to teach others how to draft patterns and construct garments. In 1998, she had completed designing and creating garments for twenty fashion dolls that illustrated two centuries of fashion from 1804 to 1944. In 2010, Betty was a leader in a church related women’s study group: Traveling Fellowship. She was active promoting restoration of the historic Harper Pier in the Harper Recreational Area. A Private Graveside service was held at Rosedale Cemetery on May 25, 2021.
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